Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Dover Union, Kent, 1861

In 1861, the Poor Law Board published a return of the name every adult pauper who had been a workhouse inmate for a continuous period of five years or more, together with the duration of their residence (in years and months), the reason for it, and whether they had been brought up in a District or separate Workhouse School. It was noted that the term 'District School' had been widely misinterpreted by respondents as meaning any school in the local area, such as a national or private school, and that there was only one instance in the whole report of an inmate actually having been in such a school.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Richard Tonbridge120Idiotno.
William Valentine140Infirmno.
Joseph Graves70dittono.
Obadiah Mannering80Simpleno.
Martha Horn80Infirmno.
Ann Pratt100Dittono.
Elizabeth Brett120Blindno.
Mary Bowles120Infirmno.
Elizabeth Crabb120dittono.
Mary Farrier120dittono.
Mary Gibbons120Blindno.
Marian Hayes60Infirmno.
Richard Jarman80dittono.
Ann Jarman80dittono.
Mary Ann Wheeler60dittono.
John West70Idiotno.
Elizabeth Garnett120Infirmno.
James Matson110dittono.
Sarah Cresson70dittono.
Ann Laws70dittono.
Janet Belsey70dittono.
David Norcock120dittono.

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